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at the accused gunman, jimmy lee dykes. joining me is fox news own jonathan serri. what is the latest. >> police are talking to the suspect through a pvc pipe leading into the underground bunker but releasing few details. today we did get the first glimpse of the school bus that was involved in the shooting. authorities drove the bus out of the neighborhood first and then at the main highway hitched it to the back of a tow truck which carried the bus away. this is the bus that 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes allegedly boarded tuesday afternoon reportedly demanding two child hostages. the school bus driver charles pollen, jr. refused and tried to block the gunman paying the ultimate price. a funeral service is scheduled sunday. the large venue has been reserved to accommodate a crowd of potentially thousands because the bus driver's family received a huge outpouring of support from the community. list. >> i believe it will be a place that they will celebrate not the death of mr. pol poland bue life. surely this man died an american hero. >> so an entire community honoring the heroic efforts of this b
in an underground bunker. this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. we're starting to hear why he may have killed a bus driver earlier this week but we still don't know why he grabbed a child from that bus. victor blackwell. good morning again. how are investigators actually communicating with this guy in the bunker? >> reporter: good morning, randi. this is really bizarre. however sophisticated setup. we have an animation based on what a neighbor tells us this bunker look like. there is a pvc pipe that goes from the road that leads up to jimmy lee dykes property that goes all the way to this bunker past the mobile home, past the red container, next to his home. through that, they are communicating. it's just as important to mention what authorities do not want to communicate to jimmy lee dykes. they have said to the media several times not to show live tactics, anything that they're doing as they approach the home. they have also not given us many details because they don't want to acknowledge at a time taat a acknowledge at a time d -- agitate dykes. there would be no other reason not to give details
was up. >> just to belabor the point, they who killed him as opposed to jimmy lee dykes killing himself? >> that point, erin, is a good one, but it has not been fully clarified. we believe that is the way it went down. we're expecting a further update tonight, where they will go into details and take questions. we also note there were some assets of the u.s. military that were brought to bare. leon panetta personally approved the use of special equipment that apparently could be used like, say, for detecting ieds overseas. it was allowed to be used here. there were soldiers here. soldiers only used to operate the equipment, not in any way to go in with law enforcement. >> how unusual is that, martin, that leon panetta of the defense department, that's the highest level of the american military system, would be volved in this? >> that's extremely usual, you're right, erin. there were also reports of unmanned surveillance, drones, that have been used. that hasn't been concerned. but it gives you a sense there was from the highest levels a very strong commitment and feeling of sympathy for
can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know that's going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism. that he really could have some psychological challenges to deal with. what do you know, martin, about how this rescue happened. why it happened today, and not three days ago? >> yeah, well, i guess the reason that authorities said to us is they noted in the last 24 hours, there had been a breakdown in the attitude of mr. dykes. they had been in constant contact, but they noticed he had deteriorated. they also s
is the psychological stage of jimmy lee dykes had really begun to deteriorate in the last 48 hours. we just learned that police put a camera inside the bunker so they could watch what was happening and they made the decision late yesterday afternoon that they actually had to attempt a -- absolutely had to attempt a rescue. this is the picture the entire community prayed for, 5-year- old ethan, safe, where he was reunited with his family being wheeled to the hospital. >> remarkable little fellow. >> reporter: authorities rescued him in midland city, alabama, in an underground bunker where he was held hostage for nearly a week. >> he's laughing, joking, eating. >> reporter: negotiations with jimmy lee dykes broke down yesterday and investigators say he took him off a school bus on tuesday after killing a bus driver. dykes was believed to be armed inside his bunker. for ethan's safety, the authorities stormed the retreat. >> i heard a big boom and then shots. >> reporter: give us a sense. how loud of a boom. >> very loud. it made me jump off the ground. >> reporter: officials are not reloosing many de
speaking with jimmy lee dykes through a pipe as well as the cell phone. they witnessed the suspect's deterioration and they acted as he continued to get agitated. officials think that dykes was killed by law enforcement. fbi officials contacted us directly. they say they're processing the scene. they will send a review board that will later release the details about the shooting death of dykes. we've heard multiple questions about the drone surveillance. fbi said that military was not involved. the drone circling overhead was in fact from law enforcement. jenna. jenna: tomorrow is a big day for the boy. he has been through quite a bit and tell us about the big day and what are the plans for the boy? >> tomorrow is a big day. it is his sixth birthday. the family says he is doing well. he is laughing. he is eating. playing with his toy dinosaur. he has a big day. the community is embracing him with cards, gifts and lots of prayers. listen. >> he has been through a lot. you they, he endured a lot and been through a lot. we want to follow-up and stay on top of him to make sure he heals
the whole thing. jimmy lee dykes was fatally shot multiple times. the fbi stormed his bunker when they became concerned that his mental state was declining. how they know, you ask? well, they were spying on him, using high tech military detection equipment including a camera. we are also learning more about dykes from the people who knew him. >> he always talked about the government, you know, and he used to keep notebooks of horse races. he always said that mafia run the horse races. >> he has been, for a long time, a source of concern. he killed one of my dogs. >> the victim in this, who is being wheeled away in that stretcher, 5-year-old ethan. he is recuperating at a hospital after a week in that bunker. and is said to be laughing and playing with his family, his 6th birthday is tomorrow. >>> and just in to us here at cnn, moments ago, president obama is planning a trip to israel, coming up this spring. this will be his first trip there since taking office. he will also be visiting the west bank and jordan during that trip. but, first, here, in a statement today, the president
tell, that is not the case. we do know that the 65-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes had mental issues and he apparently just stormed the bus. we do not know the reason why as of yet bute do not know also if he targeted this bus. it doesn't seem like that's the case. >> what about this child? why did he take this particular little boy? >> reporter: well, it's been reported that this little boy could be a special needs child and perhaps even autistic. once the gunshots were fired at the bus driver, the other kids were able to get off the bus but this was the one boy that was not able to do so, and that's why he was taken. >> just a final question for you, the 65-year-old suspect, he's been building this bunker for, what, the last two years or four months? why does he have a bunker? >> reporter: to be honest, we do not know the answer to that question. we just know that he has been building this bunker for several, for quite some time and we do know this, because he's been doing it for such a long time, he even reportedly has enough food and supplies to last him inside that bunker for fo
of that line of trees where this suspect here, mr. jimmy lee dykes, has built this underground bunker where he has taken this child after allegedly shooting this bus driver. remember, this started tuesday. we have an animation which shows what the bunker looks like that he built by himself about eight feet by six feet. it's covered over by four feet of dirt. so basically they're talking to this gentleman and listening to this little boy through a pvc pipe. people are trying to hold on to their focus and trying to not get frustrated with their lack of information, but they're holing on to hope that this man will release this five-year-old boy. >> he doesn't know what's going on. we know that he's crying for his mother and his grandparents. why the shooter does not release this young boy to his family is hard for me to understand. >> we're told he does have electricity. he has a television. we're just hoping that he does have some heat in this bunker that's underneath the ground because it does get very cold here at night and in the morning. guys, back to you. >> gretchen: craig, thanks so much
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